Bad race for Sutil (Force India race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A track which promised much for Force India yielded nothing at all.

Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi
Qualifying position 11 19
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’23.493 (-2.281) 1’25.774
Race position 15 12
Average race lap 1’28.500 (+0.751) 1’27.749
Laps 52/53 53/53
Pit stops 2 1

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Adrian Sutil

Couldn’t repeat his 2009 front-row qualifying position – indeed, he couldn’t even make the cut for the top ten, missing out by five hundredths of a second.

His start was a complete disaster. He lost so many places the team pitted him at the end of the first lap to switch him to hard tyres.

This would have worked out well for him had the safety car appeared but instead he had to make a second pit stop later with a broken front wing:

By the end of lap one I was at the end of the field so we decided to come in to change to the harder tyres as a strategic move to make up positions when the others pitted.

I did my own race from that point on, which worked really well but we couldn’t get close to the points when I had to come in for the nose cone change.
Adrian Sutil

Compare Adrian Sutil’s form against his team mate in 2010

Vitantonio Liuzzi

A technical problem kept Liuzzi from progressing to Q2:

We had a problem in the morning’s session where the car seemed to lose drive and did just a few laps. We did some analysis between the sessions and tried to solve the problem but then in qualifying a similar issue occurred.

On the first lap we lost power and then we had to stop completely once I got it back to the garage so I couldn’t get a real flying lap in.
Vitantonio Liuzzi

From 19th on the grid he moved up to 13th at the start and then passed Pedro de la Rosa but got no further.

Compare Vitantonio Liuzzi’s form against his team mate in 2010

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